Additional Course Outline Information
All forms of cheating and dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties will result. Students should refer to Regulation J of the General Course and Examination Regulations.
Final results for this course will be reported using:
A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, D and E
Assessment and grading system
Assignments will be given a numerical grade. At the end of the course the total numerical grade will be converted to a letter grade in accordance with University policy. The conversion will be based on the following table:
A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C D E
96-100 90-95 84-89 80-83 74-79 68-73 60-67 50-59 40-49 <40
On-campus: Students must attend and participate in the course sufficiently to meet the learning outcomes. If more than three classes are missed, without a reasonable excuse, there may be a grade penalty (at the lecturer’s discretion). Catch-up tasks will be required to demonstrate learning that was missed.
FLO: Students are expected to engage actively and in a meaningful way with materials provided and through the online environment.
Students will be given the opportunity to formally evaluate the course via the University course evaluation system. Students will also be encouraged to provide informal feedback during the course.
As part of its commitment to offer high quality courses, the School undertakes moderation processes to ensure that assessment is fair, equitable, consistent and manageable. It is also a process for ensuring the consistency of assessment.
All course assessment is moderated within courses, and selected course assessment is moderated externally (by nominated people outside the University). A sample of your work may be used as part of the internal and external moderation process.
Work handed in after the due date with no extension granted is considered late. Late work will be accepted up to one week after the due date, and a grade penalty will be incurred. Lecturers reserve the right not to mark late work, and no work will be accepted after assignments have been returned. Late work is not eligible for resubmission.
In the case of FLO students, assignments submitted via post or courier that are date stamped by the College of Education’s Distance Materials and Assignment Centre more than two working days after the assignment’s due date will be considered late. Please note: Students assignments submitted by fax, email, hand delivery or drop-boxed to the DMA centre must do so before or on the due date.
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FLO: You will be required to organise for your open book task to be supervised. A suitable supervisor (eg DP, Senior Teacher, Professional manager etc) will need to sign a statement verifying that you have completed your task under these conditions. Full information will be posted on the website.
Under exceptional circumstances (eg illness, accident, bereavement or critical personal circumstances) individual students may be granted an extension of the due date for an assignment. There is, however, a limit to the length of time that an extension can be granted and this should be negotiated in writing with the relevant Course Lecturer in the first instance. Extensions will not normally be given for longer than two weeks from the due date, unless exceptional circumstances prevail. Extensions are not granted automatically to students.
Where work which meets most of the criteria required to pass, students may be given the opportunity to resubmit the assignment to bring it to a passing standard. Only one resubmission is possible within the course. Students will have one week from the return of an assignment, to resubmit their work. Distance students will have one week from the time they could reasonably be expected to have received their work back.
A resubmitted assignment cannot be awarded more than the minimum passing grade. Resubmissions are restricted to work that is originally submitted on or before the due date. Late assignments are not normally considered for resubmission unless there are exceptional circumstances.
(Students should refer to Regulation H of the General Course and Examination Regulations.)
Aegrotat considerations are not available for this course. Please contact the Course Coordinator if you are unable to submit a piece of assessment by the due date.
On-campus: Marked assessments can be collected from the College office. Students will be notified of availability through the LEARN site.
Assignments submitted via the NZ mail system that are date stamped by the College’s Distance Assignment and Materials Centre more than two working days after the assessment’s due date will be considered late.